So, three days before Halloween my daughter, who has her hands full with four children under the age of nine, tells me that they’re doing a Power-Ranger themed family costume this year. They all have their costumes, except for the newest family member, little three-month-old Elias. He was going to be the yellow Ninja Steel Power Ranger, but no costumes were available online or locally. Grandma to the rescue! I don’t sew, and don’t even own a sewing machine, so I had to come up with something that was not too time-consuming and didn’t require sewing, so off to Target and WalMart I went. The total cost of the supplies for the costume came to $34, but, that was because I had to buy four-packs of the longsleeve onesies and socks. I won’t break it down, but the cost for what was actually used for the costume was probably less than $15.
There were no yellow onesies available anywhere at such short notice I needed size 0-3 months. I would need to improvise.
Rit dye to the rescue!
Now for that Ninja Steel trademark design. Using my iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app, I traced the design from a photo I acquired on Google images, saved it as a jpg, uploaded the photo to Cricut Design Space, and then cut the Siser HTV vinyl out using my Cricut Maker.
I cut off the long yellow sleeves to make it short-sleeved, and saved the cut off portion. I then tucked a long-sleeved, black cotton shirt inside the onsie, and then pulled the saved cut-off portion of the yellow sleeves over the end of the black shirt sleeves.